How to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets
Give your kitchen a whole new look with cabinet refinishing. Skip the stress and expenses that come with starting an entire remodel project. By simply changing cabinet colors, you’ll get the same great experience that follows a makeover. Wooden cabinets usually stay in good shape, despite the paint or stain wearing out over time. Freshening them up is easy to do and won’t take long. Here’s how experts with Glamour Painting recommend you get the job done.
Prepare the Cabinets
- Cover the floor and any surfaces you don’t want paint dripping on with newspaper or old sheets.
- If possible, remove the handles and hinges rather than trying to tape them off or brush around them.
- Get rid of any chips or loose pieces.
- Sand the cabinets to ensure a smooth surface.
Apply the Paint
- Put a primer on the cabinets. Solvent-based types are good for stain or glossy oil-paint surfaces. Alternatively, an oil-based one can work both for covering the stain and acting as a bonding agent. Water-based primers are eco-friendly and easy to clean, but they may not give you the best coverage.
- Use a special lint-free roller brush once you’re ready to add the paint. You may need to use a smaller brush to ensure you get the hard-to-reach spaces. Another option is to use a spray machine for the paint. It’s a faster option than a brush, but it can get messy if you’re not a cabinet refinishing professional.
Upgrade the Hardware (Optional)
- Install brand new handles and hinges once the paint dries. Choose unique shapes and colors that complement your updated paint color and style.
- For an even more complete kitchen enhancement, add new lights and floor tiles.
Glamour Painting is committed to helping you tackle painting or staining cabinets in Vancouver. Call us today for a free quote.